You certainly wouldn’t buy a new home without attending an Open House first. Choosing the right college is similar, as college visits have a tremendous influence on the big decision. Sure, there are numerous factors to consider – academics, tuition, and daresay, party reputation – but what many don’t realize is how educational furniture around campus plays a vital role in this verdict.
As a student, most days are spent on campus studying at the library or grabbing lunch from the dining hall. College isn’t just recognized as an academic institution anymore; it’s a home. Observers on college visits agree – it’s easy to tell how “at home” students feel.
In 2014, The Huffington Post ranked Texas A&M as the college with the happiest students in the nation. It was no surprise to find that the college recently refurnished their entire library with more chairs, outlets, and student school desks and tables. They also constantly update their fully furnished dorm rooms, and make sure campus classrooms have resourceful educational furniture.
University furniture also plays a role in how colleges distinguish themselves from the rest. Every campus tour will show you their Union, stadium, etc. After a while, colleges blur together. Recruiters at Southeastern University recognized this challenge, and took into consideration what would be eye-catching for students. Instead of traditional college furniture, hammocks were hung around the Florida campus. Let’s admit it, physics homework would be far more tolerable while lounging in a hammock beneath the Florida sun.
Simply put, efficient classroom furniture creates happy students, which creates a happy college. Educational furniture reflects a college’s best interest for students, along with its efforts in making them feel more at home. OstermanCron is always looking to spread this feeling, whether it’s in an office cubicle or classroom.
We have big hopes in education. We hope to create more campuses that feel like Texas A&M, and although a bit less likely, we also hope there comes a day when we can get a hammock hanging in our Showroom.